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Absolute Value

Absolute Value

Author: Rachel Shepherd


Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a real-world situation.


I am targeting 6th graders in this tutorial who are learning pre-algebra.

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BIG Question:

On a separate sheet of paper please respond to the question and turn in to Ms. Shepherd's inbox Monday.

One of your classmates was absent today and will have no idea how to interpret the absolute value of -20 tomorrow.  Please explain in writing what absolute value is and how she can solve the problem.